Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Utah Stars


The team was founded as the Anaheim Amigos, a charter member of the ABA based in Anaheim, California. They played at the Anaheim Convention Center. The team’s colors were orange and black. The Anaheim Amigos were founded by Art Kim, a Hawaii native who had long been active in basketball as a player, Amateur AthleticContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Utah Stars”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Willie Wise


A 6’6″ forward from Drake University, Wise earned a spot on the American Basketball Association‘s (ABA) Los Angeles (later Utah) Stars in 1969. He would prove to be one of the best all-around players in the league, as he was both a proficient scorer (19.2 points per game during his ABA career) and a highlyContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Willie Wise”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Zelmo Beaty


He was selected with the third pick of the 1962 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft by the St. Louis Hawks. Beaty was named to the inaugural NBA All-Rookie Team in 1963. He averaged more than 20 points per game in three different seasons, and over ten rebounds per game in six of his seven seasonsContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Zelmo Beaty”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ron Boone


During his years at Tech High in North Omaha, Nebraska, Boone stood 6’2″ and weighed 175 pounds. After college, at Idaho State University, Boone was selected by the Dallas Chaparrals in the 1968 ABA Draft and by the Phoenix Suns in the 1968 NBA Draft. Boone opted for Dallas and the ABA. After two seasonsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Ron Boone”